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Bacs Payment System statistics

The Bacs annual processing statistics 2020 show use of Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit. The statistics show volume by industry sector and sub-sector. It provides specific data for each sub sector giving an overview of the behaviour of the UK population when it comes to the day-to-day financial habits. The extra detail offers your organisation an insight into the usage and trends of both Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit for your specific sector.

All payment figures are 000,s

Credit card fees 4,771
​Business rates 7,241
​​Leasing and rentals ​10,255
​Tax collection / National Insurance contributions 12,592
​Commercial billing (inc. utilities, telephones, insurance) ​24,142
General B2B collections 41,200
​TOTAL ​100,201
​Environmental Agency fees (inc. fishing licenses) 112
​Education fees ​5,570
​Club / society / professional membership 11,187
​Magazine / newspaper subscriptions ​14,683
​​Cultural / historical membership​ ​15,804
​​Vehicle breakdown recovery membership ​​16,067
​Opticians subscriptions ​​16,395
​​General subscriptions​​ ​29,335
​Gym / health club subscriptions 33,806
​Trade unions / political party membership ​40,477
​Lottery / gaming ​64,898
​Charity donations 107,001
Road tax ​122,399
​TOTAL ​477,733
​Housing rents 8,467
​Loan repayments ​29,967
​Mortgage repayments 61,710
​Television licenses ​148,080
​Water bills ​160,595
​Subscription TV / broadband services / cable phones 190,650
​​Council tax 210,080
​Domestic fuels 276,049
​Mobile telephone billing 575,342
TOTAL 1,660,940
​Motor insurance ​18,071
​Household insurance (contents and structure) 22,063
​Pet insurance 38,184
​Health insurance 67,378
​Appliance insurance (inc. service plans) 151,289
​​Life insurance 164,201
General insurance 357,937
​TOTAL 819,122
Claims for unpaid cheques 0
​Self storage 381
​​Car care ​481
​Facilities management ​1,113
​​​Student loan repayments ​1,494
​Occupational pension contributions 2,418
​Regular savings ​4,148
​Vehicle finance 21,728
​Unpaid debits ​79,449
​Card account payments ​134,385
​General financial services payments 279,266
​Retail purchases ​428,534
Unspecificed / un​classified debits ​​470,201
TOTAL 1,423,598
Contra​ 6,711
TOTAL 6,711
​Expenses ​6,322
​Retailer settlements 34,460
General B2B payments ​138,841
​TOTAL ​179,623
​Occupational pensions 86,884
​Payroll 344,578
​TOTAL ​431,463
​Settlement credits ​44
​Unpaid credits 1,461
​Local authority B2B 6,613
​Payment of refunds 10,695
​Lottery / gaming payouts 14,739​
​​Other government payments ​​40,538
​Business to consumer payments 44,665
Unspecified / unclassified credits ​218,787
​TOTAL ​337,542
​Cold Weather payments 1
​DWP Christmas Bonus​ 6
Winters Fuels ​29
​​​Incapacity Benefits 69
​HMRC SA and VAT refunds ​3,511
​​​Student Loan advances ​7,022
​​​Industrial Injuries Benefit ​8,935
​​Other state benefits ​11,871
​Jobseekers Allowance / Income Support 14,365
​HMRC Working Tax Credits 16,739
​​Disability Living Allowance ​19,183
​​Attendance Allowance 19,434
​HMRC General Tax Credits ​29,169
​Housing Benefit 29,449
​​​Personal Independence Payments ​32,914
​Carers Allowance ​33,390
​​Universal Credit 41,703
​Employment and Support Allowance 46,160
​HMRC Child Tax Credits 52,263
​​Pension Credits 74,315
​Child Benefits 154,698
​State Pension 288,550
​TOTAL ​883,778
​Loan advances 746
​Debt repayments​ 2,981
​​Interest payments 2,296
​​Insurance settlements 3,902
​Dividends 8,778
​National Savings interest 26,856
Annuities / personal pensions 39,947
TOTAL ​85,505
Contra 3,693
​TOTAL ​3,693